Seems like the season of sporting alliances is once again back with a bang, as reports suggest that the Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal is all set to tie the knot with Parupalli Kashyap by the end of December 2018. As per reports, the wedding will take place on December 16, and is said to be an extremely private affair with 100 people in attendance. The bigger celebrations are said to take place later followed by a grand reception on December 21, as reported.
Reportedly, both the families have been planning the wedding for a while now, and have recently decided on a date. The Hyderabad based couple has been in a relationship for over a decade if reports are to be believed.
As per reports, the duo has managed to keep their alleged relationship under the covers by hanging out in a group that mainly includes Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and Guru Sai Dutt. Speculations are rife that something is brewing between the duo, but they have neither confirmed anything regarding the same nor denied it.
One can say that the rumoured couple will be following the footsteps of badminton couples which comprise of Susy Susanti and Alan Budikusuma, Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang, Madhumita Goswami and Vikram Singh Bhist, Syed Modi and Ameeta Kulkarni to name a few.
Kashyap is a Commonwealth Games gold medalist of 2014 and reportedly has always maintained that Saina is a friend and a practice partner. However, reports suggest that the two met when they began training under Pullela Gopichand in 2005.
Saina Nehwal has become one of India's most eminent badminton players and has won 20 major titles including an Olympic bronze and a silver at the World Championships while Kashyap also did well at the men's circuit and was once ranked world No. 6.